Monthly Funding Round Up - July 2019

Below is our monthly funding round up for the third sector in North Lanarkshire:

The Robertson Trust – Wee Grants for Wee Groups

Next Application Deadline:  No published dates, the programme is a 6 month pilot.

The Robertson Trust wish to support smaller charities and community groups who are doing good work in their communities which fits into one of their funding strands:

  • Care and Wellbeing - Improving the quality of life for those affected by physical and/or mental health issues and their carers
  • Strengthening Communities - Increasing the ability and capacity of people and communities to create solutions which address local need
  • Realising Potential – Developing confidence and resilience in young people, particularly those who face barriers to success

Wee Grants can be from £500-£2,000 and can fully fund or part fund your work. This can include your day to day running costs such as rent or utilities, project costs, sessional staff and items such as equipment or training materials. Your groups annual income must be less than £100 000 to be eligible.

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The Good Fund Foundation and JP Morgan – Power Up Fund

Next Application Deadline: 31st July 2019 (midnight)

Power Up, a new pioneering initiative, launched by Good Things Foundation and J.P. Morgan, to drive economic inclusion through digital in communities - helping organisations embed digital skills into support for employability, financial inclusion and small businesses.

The fund focuses on digital skills support for three groups:

Jobs and skills: People seeking jobs or job progression
Financial Health: People managing money on low incomes
Small Businesses: Sole traders or owners of micro businesses

They are looking to fund projects between £50 000 to £150 000 (inclusive of VAT if applicable)

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Corra and Scottish Government – Climate Justice Fund

Next Application Deadline: 9th August (noon)

Projects can apply for up to £125,000 over 16 months. There is no lower limit regarding the amount projects can apply for, and The Scottish Government particularly welcomes applications

The Climate Justice Innovation Fund (CJIF) is open to any Scottish-based organisation, working in partnership with in-country partner(s), to support the delivery of climate justice-related projects which demonstrate innovation in the field.  CJIF projects should be delivered in one or more of the Scottish Government’s International Development sub-Saharan partner countries (Malawi, Zambia or Rwanda) and must also support the project country’s own development priorities as well as the Scottish Government’s Climate Justice and International Development aims.

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Procurement Opportunity - Care and Repair / Handy Person Service

Deadline Date: 2nd August 2019 (2pm)

Since 2008, North Lanarkshire Council in partnership with NHS Lanarkshire agreed to jointly fund the provision of a care and repair / handyperson service for use by all registered disabled / or older persons within North Lanarkshire.

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Procurement Opportunity – Operation of Tea Bar at HMP Shotts

Deadline Date: 9th August 2019 (2pm)

The SPS are seeking a new operator for the Tea Bar/ cafeteria retail concession which they want to operate during prison visit sessions at HMP Shotts. The activity may well suit a Social Enterprise or Supported Business either on a staffed or with a volunteer led operating model. However, they will consider any viable offer which meets the service requirements.

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The National Lottery Community Fund – Awards for All Update

The National Lottery Community Fund expect to move to a new and improved online application for National Lottery Awards for All on Monday 29th July 2019. However, this date is not yet confirmed and may move to a later date. Please note that the final date for submitting an application using the current online form is Sunday 28th July at 23:59. Any work that has been saved on a current form will not transfer across automatically to the new application form – so applicants who are not confident of submitting their application before the 28th July should copy and paste the content of their applications and save them to their own device. PDF or paper applications will be accepted as normal throughout this period and it is expected that a new PDF form will be available from the 29th July. However, old forms will be accepted for a period to minimise the impact on applicants.


Wren changes its name to FCC Communities Foundation

Waste Recycling Environmental Ltd (WREN) has changed its name to FCC Communities Foundation Ltd, along with its website and email address. The funder says that it ‘believes its new name better reflects’ the primary source of its funding for community projects, FCC Environment, the donor landfill operator.

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